BRAC Launches 2017 Economic Outlook Survey
Findings to be used for business planning and forecasting

Baton Rouge, La. (October 11, 2016) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today opened its 2017 economic outlook survey and invited business and community leaders from the Capital Region to complete it. Responses will be compiled in BRAC’s 2017 Economic Outlook, a decision-making tool for the organization and businesses throughout the nine-parish region. The survey will remain open through Monday, October 31, at brac.org/economicsurvey.

“BRAC’s annual economic forecast has become a critical decision-support tool for businesses of all sizes,” said Adam Knapp, BRAC’s president and CEO. “It all starts with many business owners and leaders telling us about their companies, giving us input on their business outlook and view of the regional economy. We need help on this – the results help everyone to better plan and prepare.”

BRAC’s Economic Competitiveness team began producing the annual Economic Outlook in 2007. Since its inception, the report has become the market standard for annual regional economic data.

The 2017 Economic Outlook will be delivered on Thursday, November 17, 2016, in conjunction with Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week, at BRAC’s Regional Stakeholders’ Breakfast. Details are available at celebratebrew.com/schedule/.

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at brac.org.